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Traveler Testimonials

Our vacation travelers love to talk about BHAL and we enjoy hearing the wonderful stories and memories our travelers created on their vacations. These are all real reviews from our amazing customers; we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Here's a few things they've been saying about their vacation experience:

"Home away from home! Second time visiting their cabins and i love how their cabins each are their own individual style."

Katelynn G. - Claim Jumper - March 2023

"This was the best vacation! The cabin was perfect for my husband, I, and our two girls. Everything was as it was described or better. We can wait to go back!"

Jayne L. - Bobcat Retreat - February 2023

"This place are what dreams are made of! We had a wonderful time! Our kids were thrilled with the games in the basement! Hot tub was a nice touch after taking many spills at Terry Peak which isn’t far away. Communication was top notch ! ❤️"

Killie R. - Old Fashioned - January 2023

"Very relaxing! Everything u need and very nice and open. My kids loved the garage with all the fun activities and the basement arcade room. Beds and pillows were very comfortable. Had everything u need plus more."

Melissa T. - A Breath of Fresh Air - December 2022

"Absolutely amazing! We had a lot of family there for Thanksgiving and the house was perfect! I definitely recommend this house! Lead is within 10 minutes if you need anything! Hot tub was fun although I was busy but the kids and other family members loved it!"

Gary U. - Boeren Huis - November 2022


Robert K. - Quittin Time - October 2022

"Very nice and new property. A+ to the hosts for communication and friendliness."

Andrew J. - Off Course - Sept. 2022

"This home was wonderful, from the moment you drive up it is gorgeous! When walking into the home, it has beautiful views, inside and out! The home has so many windows which makes it so nice to take in the beauty of the outdoor scenery. We had family come from Idaho, Minnesota, and Eastern South Dakota....from 4 months old to 60 years old, it accommodated us all. It was a very comfortable home, and allowed enough room for everyone to be entertained, whether by sitting at the table playing cards, or downstairs playing pool, or sitting out in the hottub, or out front on the driveway playing was just so nice."

Misty F. - Summit on Dancing Sky - August 2022

"This lodge is beautiful! The rooms all have king size beds and they are quite comfortable. We were close to a lot of UTV trails and other entertainment. Bedding, towels, grill, and laundry were a few of the things provided. I give them 12 out of 10 stars!"

Amy K. - Dancing Sky Lodge - July 2022

"The cabin was beautiful and perfect for our weekend getaway!! Budi was so so amazing and accommodating would recommend to anyone!"

Michaela B. - Lost Camp Lodge - June 2022

"The cabin was fantastic! Well maintained, extremely clean and the VIEWS!!! Everything was absolutely perfect."

Deanna P. - Never Ending View Lodge - May 2022

"The house was absolutely beautiful from the view to the decor to the location. The staff was amazing as well if I ever had a question about anything they got back to me very promptly and wer so kind about everything. The location was so awesome fat enough out to be the hustle and bustle of deadwood but so close you could run in for anything. I would 100% recommend this rental to all."

Misty B. - 605 Cabin - April 2022

"My family and I came down to go skiing. The lazy bear lodge is within minutes of the slopes. I was very impressed with how clean and well kept the property was. It looked just like the photos."

Chase D. - Lazy Bear Lodge - March 2022

"We had the best time at the Sweet Retreat!! It was huge, more than enough room to fit you and your party! We had contacted the property manager about a thermostat being changed and they had it changed very quickly! Amazing place, amazing views, amazing times!"

Peyton P. - Sweet Retreat on Baneberry - February 2022

"We stayed in the All Decked Out cabin over the Christmas holiday. The house is absolutely beautiful, immaculately clean and well-appointed. Our family loved the hot tub and theater room! Plenty of room to spread out and a great kitchen to cook and entertain in. The proximity to Terry Peak was great! We look forward fo staying again!"

Jeremy H. - All Decked Out - January 2022

"We have rented a number of cabins in this area over the years but this is probably the best one we have ever stayed at. 5 bedrooms each with their own bathroom was really nice! We also really enjoyed the fireplace on the deck. Would absolutely stay here again!!"

Ryan R. - The Hideout on Outlaw - December 2021 

"This was a great cabin for a small gathering of family. It had plenty of bedrooms so that everyone had their own space , and with the basement living area and main level living area we did not feel over crowded. The biggest plus for any cabin is that is clean, and this Cabin was clean. I am already planning a girl's trip for this cabin in the future."

Heather B. - Falling Star Lodge - November 2021

"The cabin was beautiful, spacious and exactly what we were needing for our company strategic planning session. Every room had its own bathroom so while we are all staying together, we had plenty of privacy. The kitchen is gorgeous! The cabin was just a quick drive into deadwood and offered great trails for morning walks as well."

Ashley L. - Black Hills Hideaway Lodge - October 2021

"The place was amazing. Everyone in the family had their own room and bathroom to retreat to for privacy. The common areas were perfect for watching a movie or playing games. The dining room table was big enough for the whole family to sit and eat a meal together. We will definitely be turning this into an annual event partly because of this property"

Andrew O. - Base Camp Lodge - September 2021

"Everything about this house was great from the cleanliness, the view, the hot tub, to the stocked items in the kitchen. We stayed here 3 nights and did day trips to the Badlands, Mt Rushmore and did some Ziplinning in Keystone. Rental company was great to work with and responded quickly. Would definitely stay here again."

Chris F. - Bucket List Retreat - August 2021

"We used this house as our family base. We ate meals together, played games together and had fabulous conversations together. The keyword to this house was together. Our family was able to be together after the separation of the pandemic. My family could not say enough good things about the house and one family member even took pictures because she was going to be remodeling her own house and loved the look of this house."

Michelle H. - Lost Camp Lodge - July 2021

"We had an amazing Black Hills vacation staying in the Altitude Adjustment cabin! The views from this house make it very special along with the comfortable beds and exceptional kitchen. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer."

Ellen C. - Altitude Adjutment - June 2021

"My wedding party and I spent a weekend at here for my bachelorette party and let me tell you, it was absolutely wonderful! The cabin is very spacious and has a comfortable home feeling to it. Super gorgeous house inside and outside. It was a super easy process renting from Black Hills Adventure Lodging.
Would for sure recommend this cabin to anyone! 10/10"

Bailey M. - Deadwood Barn Lodge - May 2021

"The pictures do not do this place justice! The location was outstanding with easy access to Lead and Deadwood. We really enjoyed the living room and kitchen as this area was HUGE and was great for entertaining. The pool table was an awesome thing to have available. The property was clean when we arrived. Hot tub did take awhile to warm up but when it got warm, it was AWESOME! 10/10 would recommend this place to a friend. Be sure to check out Sugar Shack for the BEST burgers if you get a chance! Also want to mention that the manager was a pleasure to work with and helped us have a great vacation! Thank you!"

Preston S. - Lynx Lodge - April 2021

"This home was equipped with all of the amenities needed for a great family vacation including a foosball table, shuffleboard table and hot tub. The home was conveniently located only about seven minutes from downtown Deadwood and was absolutely beautiful and very clean. We would definitely stay here again."

Nicole V. - Morning Star Lodge - March 2021

"This place had everything you could ever need for a vacation. Every room was equipped with extra blanket, sheets, and pillows. The kitchen was stocked with anything you could possibly think of. They had a large selection of games for all age ranges. The location was perfect, close enough to town but far enough away that you could experience nature at its finest! The house was very clean and organized, we have already started making plans to return this summer!"

Jeffrey O. - Deadwood Barn Lodge Cabin - February 2021

"The homeowners and builders did everything right in creating this gorgeous retreat. We were extremely comfortable during our stayed and enjoyed the luxurious environment - especially the great kitchen, the fireplaces and cozy bedding, and the hot tub. We cannot wait to come back in warmer months to enjoy views/meals/relaxing from the amazing deck."

Stephanie P. - The Hideout on Outlaw - January 2021

"We had a wonderful time, the cabin was so nice, clean and cozy with a beautiful view to wake up and drink your coffee to! Black Hills Adventure Lodging was also wonderful to work with! Thank you so much."

Alisha N. - Bullock's Ridge - December 2020

"What an absolutely wonderful home for adults and kids! We had 4 couples with their kiddos and had our separated space. We were able to social distance (unfortunate, but for safety). Host Manager was amazing and so very accommodating."

Terry L. - Grand Point - November 2020

"We enjoyed our stay here - as a family group of 27 we found the cabin to be spacious - plenty of room to spread out and interact in both small and large groups and for the kids to play away from adults trying to converse! The kitchen was top notch! Made meal prep for the group easy. I didn’t expect spacious bedrooms. Beautiful setting! It was perfect for us!"

JoAnn J - Black Hills Hideaway Lodge - October 2020

"We have stayed in a lot of different cabins in the Black Hills and we felt this was one of the most comfortable. It was very clean and was a nice location. From the first night we were there it just felt like home. We have also rented many cabins from this property manager and we can't say enough nice things about Budi."

Dean R. - Moonlight Ridge - September 2020

"We had booked the Bucket List Retreat all the way back in Dec 2019. When Covid 19 hit things got sketchy and we almost were afraid we wouldn't be able to go. They were super helpful and accommodating through the whole process. The property was amazing and we'd recommend to everyone. The view was spectacular and we would definitely come back again!"

Matt B. - Bucket List Retreat - August 2020

"Absolutely a marvelous and spacious lodge-there were 11 of us and not once was there a sense of being "on top of each other". All meals were prepared at the lodge with more than adequate refrigerator, freezer, stove, counter, and dishwasher space. Watching the sun rise and set from the large common deck or spending time on the deck off of our bedroom suite met all our needs for solitude, quiet, and coffee time with others. And don't forget the shooting stars, deer, coyotes, and birds that added to our enjoyment along with rock hunting, fishing in a nearby lake, yard games, and the many games of pools played by novices and pros. A thoroughly enjoyable retreat from the craziness of the world we are living in."

Lois L. - Black Hills Hideaway Lodge - July 2020

"This house was beautiful, meticulously designed, beautifully furnished and an oasis for our three families who stayed there. We did not want to leave. We had six kids with us ranging in age from 11-19 and each of them were thrilled with it. We adults loved our own master suites, the kitchen stocked with everything one might need, plus more! We want to come back!! Thank you so much!"

Liz L. - Kozy Kave - June 2020

"This was an awesome, secluded cabin that had a great view and was in driving distance of everything we wanted to get to in the Lead/Deadwood area. What a great cabin and a great way to stay in the Black Hills and enjoy awesome sunrises and sunsets! We WILL be staying there again!"

Travis K. - Aspen Summit - May 2020

"Our experience was amazing. Nestled back in the Black Hills the view was breath taking and the cabin was equally beautiful. The only thing more beautiful than the view were the stars in the night sky as we relaxed in the hot tub. Coming from the city you fail to realize how city lights effect the number of stars you can see in the sky. This cabin, in it’s secluded area, gives you views of both the landscape and the heavens. Highly recommend this cabin for anyone who wants to experience the scenery in highly comfortable and luxurious accommodations! My friends and I will be back."

Andrew N. - Bucket List Retreat - April 2020

"We had a large group of people that stayed at the house. It had ample room for everyone. The house was beautiful and so was the views. We cooked all meals at the house and it had all the essentials. I recommend this to everyone. I will definitely come again."

Candi - H. - The Lookout - March 2020

"The Jackalope lodge is a beautiful place to stay and in a great location very close to Skiing and Snowmobile trails also a very short drive to Lead & Deadwood. The home is perfect for either couples or family's with kids I would highly recommend the Jackalope for your next Black hills stay. A+++++++"

Jack B. - Jackalope Lodge - February 2020

"This home is absolutely beautiful. Excellent views and privacy. Our family of 9 enjoyed all the space this place had to offer. The fact that it was a 5 bedroom 5 bath made this trip a dream. It’s so close to everything and has everything you need. We will definitely rent this home again it works great for large families."

Johni J. - Sunrise Pines - January 2020

"Our family recently spent six nights over the Christmas Holiday at the cabin known as Rustic Retreat. We arrived after dark on the first night and the cabin was beautifully lit with Christmas lights and decor and very welcoming. In past experiences we have arrived at cabins without Christmas decor so this year we brought our own, tree and such, to our surprise we didn’t need any of it because the house was very well decorated. This cabin is very well situated as far as accessing the snowmobile trails and being within close proximity to the trails and skiing. We were able to ride right to the house. I was very impressed with the roomy feel that this cabin offered also! There is plenty of room for a large group to enjoy or just a smaller family, we really enjoyed the wood fire after a full day of riding! The cabin is very well kept and was nicely equipped if you happen to forget a few small items! I would definitely recommend this property and I hope to keep coming back and enjoying its beautiful views and welcoming atmosphere!"

Jason K. - Rustic Retreat - December 2019

"WE really enjoyed our stay. This cabin is our favorite one we rented by far. The large kitchen and living room was large enough to allow us to all enjoy watching the rodeo. We will definitely rent this cabin again. Thank you for letting us enjoy your cabin."

Monte S. - Diamond in the Rough - December 2019

"The home was beautiful and sparkling clean! The location was beautiful and private. We had such a wonderful time celebrating with family! The property manager was available and helpful when we had questions."

Tracy L. - Sweet Retreat on Baneberry - November 2019

"I believe we were the first guests to ever stay in this house. We were actually a little nervous since there were no reviews online when we booked it. The house was beautiful. The owner seemed like a nice reasonable person. The view was beautiful. Everything in the house worked perfectly. Very tastefully decorated. Just a great overall experience. Highly recommended."

Tom H. - Bucket List Retreat - October 2019

"Group of friends with busy schedules wanted to leave their cell phones and daily demands behind for a day or two, and blow the dust off our bikes and golf clubs. As we talked about how to accomplish it, within an hour we had found the perfect location, accommodation in our target price range. A couple of clicks, and the vacation destination was set. We spent the next couple weeks planning the meals and anticipating the stress-free getaway. It couldn't have been any easier or seamless. Great experience."

Debra M. - Gold Run Lodge - September 2019

"This cabin was exactly what we needed for a trip to ride the trails. It was very clean and well-maintained, and the amenities made our stay very comfortable. It was close to trails and and also had Lyft/taxi service to Deadwood for a night out on the town. Would definitely recommend this cabin for anyone looking to be close to the attractions but far enough away for great views from the deck and a clear view of the night sky"

Jodi K - Moonlight Ridge - August 2019

"If you are looking for a place just to relax, this is it. Sit on the front porch in the morning with my coffee and the deer walk right by you. It was the best stay I have ever had out there."

Jason B. - Aspen Summit - July 2019

"This home was extraordinarily clean. The location was awesome, the deck brought hours of relaxation with gorgeous views! One night we were treated with a lightning storm that will be remembered forever, all from the safety of the deck. The bedrooms were spacious, the shower water was hot, and the kitchen was perfect for meal making, just an overall awesome experience!!! I highly recommend this property for your Black Hills adventure"

Colin J. - Deadwood Meadows - June 2019

"Our vacation rental was amazing! Everything was perfect! The beds were very comfortable! It was nice to have so many bathrooms! The view is absolutely beautiful! When we go back, this will definitely be the house we stay at!"

Casey L. - Powder Keg - May 2019

"We enjoyed our stay very much. Very quiet location, but just a short drive to Lead/Deadwood. The cabin was just right for the two of us. We enjoyed the hot tub and sitting on the porch swing enjoying the views."

Kris C. - Pines Peak Cabin - April 2019

"We had an awesome time at SugarFoot Retreat. Things we liked, very open floor plan with lots of natural sunlight,large dining room table, sunroom where the grandkids could play with their toys, two bedroom and two bath on main floor, three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs,plenty of towels and linens, parking in the garage, easy access to hot tub, most important thing that it was very clean."

Donna M. - Sugarfoot Retreat - March 2019

"We had an excellent time at this cabin! The house was a picture perfect vacation rental. With the most Picture Perfect views! And the house is very clean and everything was as described! I would highly recommend this to anyone!"

Kari V. - High Country Lodge - February 2019

"We LOVED Lazy Bear. It was the perfect home for the three couples we brought. Each couple had a room and since there were two bathrooms, there was plenty of space for everyone. It was nice to have the common space to use the hot tubs and play pool. It was the perfect weekend! The property was in superb condition and was very well kept."

Caitlyn E. - Lazy Bear Lodge - January 2019

"Family of eleven. Plenty of room to spread out. The adults loved the kitchen, king-size beds, 3 1/2 baths. The teenagers loved the hot tub and pool table. The toddler loved going up and down the staircase. The weather was perfect. A winter wonderland. We were happy as could be with the fire going, our own personal snow globe.

Virginia B. - Grand Lookout Lodge - Dec. 2018

"This is a beautiful property that was very clean, modern, and easily accessible! We loved relaxing in the large hot tub, and it was a pleasure to cook in such a beautiful kitchen! All bedrooms had a bathroom and ample closet space. The fireplace in the living room was another great place to relax (on the most comfortable furniture ever!). Hope to return next year!

Brandon H. - Powder Keg - Nov. 2018

"This mountain home was spotless. The kitchen was very well equipped and the dinnerware was top notch. Having the use of the garage was an added bonus, as we did experience some snow during our October visit. The bed was very comfortable, and all of the linens were in like new condition. The location is convenient for anything you would want to do in the Black Hills. We enjoyed the fireplace, the hot tub and the overall feel of the property. This vacation rental is beautiful both inside and out."

Rex O. - Moonlight Ridge - Oct. 2018

"This house had everything we were looking for: a quiet retreat in the woods but close enough to town to buy anything you need and close enough to the attractions we came here to see.The house is located 8 miles from Lead (pronounced Leeeeeeed), which has a great grocery store, and 528 steps from a great country restaurant (try the Indian tacos). You can walk the road by the house and see some spectacular scenery as well as some pretty neat real estate tucked away in the trees. The 19 miles of Spearfish Canyon will also provide you with some great scenery as well as some interesting hikes. A family of five deer entertained us on several occasions outside the house on the lawn. Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park are easy 1 hour drives from the house. Don't miss the Needles and Iron Mountain highways that lead into Custer State Park. We are long time VRBO customers and this may be the cleanest house we have stayed in - even the top of the refrigerator was dust free, which is a rarity. We enjoyed the house and the area so much we are considering a return trip next year."

Brian P. - Barn - Sept. 2018

"This cabin was extremely easy to find. The property was very clean & well-maintained (as was the entire neighborhood). Budi was amazing to work with. We left an item behind and she was so good about having it found & even mailed it to us! We will definitely rent from Black Hills Adventure Lodging again!"

Brad O. - Copperhead Cabin - Sept. 2018

"My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary, and we're super impressed. Extremely clean, organized, as well as well furnished. We sat in the hot tub and talked about friends and family to revisited this spot we loved it so much. It is conviently on the highway, yet tucked away so you don't feel exposed to all the people driving by. We will most definitely be going back to this rental without a doubt in my mind. I recommend this place to anyone! The only thing that would be a down fall is that it is some distance from a lot of the attractions, but a little drive through the hills isn't bad to look at!"

Alex R. - Gilded Mountain Outpost - August 2018

"We have rented this cabin 3 times.   It is very roomy and accommodates our family nicely.  The play ground equipment is great for the kids and they love the zip line. Yard is well kept, great for game playing. Very quiet location, really fun to watch all the wild life.  Will rent again!"

Jane P. - The Monte Carlo - July 2018 

"We were so pleasantly surprised the moment we opened he door!! This cabin is very nicely decorated and perfectly equipped for a long stay. We were on a 2 week trip and spent 3 nights here. Great location to spend time in Deadwood which I highly recommend, and Mount Rushmore. We couldn’t have asked for a more a more comfortable, clean , lovely cabin in the hills. If we are back in that area we will defined stay here!"

Lisa M. - Barn - July 2018

"We had a fabulous time vacationing and seeing the sites in SD.  Being able to come "home" at the end of a long day to this beautiful cabin made the trip even better.  Pictures for this cabin simply don't do it justice.  And our boys loved playing pool!  We would definitely stay here again!"

Lynn B. - Grand Lookout Lodge - June 2018

"We have a great time during our stay at Stemwinder, the accomadations were just what we were looking for. The beds were comfortable with extra pillows and blankets available, the home was fully stocked with plenty of towels and dishes, to our surprise there were even a few basic staples like salt, pepper and other seasonings in the kitchen cabinets. There is a dishwasher which is great and much appreciated. We enjoyed the use of the hot tub, it was hot and clean, a great way to relax at the end of a busy day of sight seeing. We found the people in this area to be so friendly, no matter what restaurant or store we went in we were welcomed with smiles and kind words and would highly recommend both Black Hills Adventure Lodging and the Deadwood/Lead area for anyone looking for a great family vacation!! : )"

Missy F. - Stemwinder - May 2018

"We rented this cabin for our spring break.  Our group consisted of two families, four adults and five kids.  The cabin was clean, spacious, and had all the amenities to both entertain and relax.  Hot tub, game room and were the highlights of the evenings.  Secluded, beautiful view of the mountainside made for a perfect morning with a cup of coffee. Although nightly snow made it difficult to get out of the cabin some days, a set of tire chains were easily purchased from the local auto supply and property management was easy to get in touch with. We did skiing at Terry Peak, Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park and hiking in Spearfish canyon during our stay- close to all of that."

Paula W. - High Country Lodge - April 2018

"This beautiful cabin will not disappoint! It is meticulous and set up for all to enjoy their stay. The beds were very comfortable and beauty outside of every window! We will be back!!!!"

Karen R. - Hideaway Haven - March 2018

"Great Cabin.  Lots of room. Lots of Amenities.  Great  response from staff with questions or wants. Will be there next year.  Enjoyed our time there."

Kaci B. - Lynx Lodge - Feb. 2018

"So close to Terry Peak, maybe 3 miles.  Deadwood was just down the road.  Everything you needed for a relaxing weekend.  Hot tub was great too! Will definitely be coming back. Budi was great to work with!"

Jeff I. - Gilded Mountain Outpost - Jan. 2018

"The property location was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!  The lodge was clean, the manager was always responsive, and the space was cozy!  So close to Terry Peak.  The temperature was 60 degrees in Rapid City, but a beautiful winter wonderland with snow and perfect conditions up in the hills.  The only recommendation is driving an all wheel drive vehicle in snowy conditions as we had to tow a few of our cars out due to snow/ice.  The price was so reasonable for two nights in this beautiful lodge!  Thanks Budi!"

Jessica H. - West Wind Lodge - Dec. 2017

"The vacation rental was exactly as described - beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Our family (from CO, NY, NE & SD) had an amazing time with wonderful memories made. Budi, the property manager was great to work with too - thanks! We also loved that the cabin's location was very peaceful - not right next to anyone else, saw deer and turkey. Thanks again..."

Kathy S.- Dakota Ridge - Nov. 2017

"We spent a great weekend in the Hills. The cabin was very comfortable, clean, and a beautiful location. Loved the trout pond! Wish we could have located the remote for the fireplace. It was a rainy weekend so that would have been nice. We would definitely stay here again!"

Toni R. - Hanna Creek Lodge - Oct. 2017

"Our daughter was getting married at Recreational Springs so I went online to book a cabin for the rest of our immediate family.  This one was just up the road from the wedding venue and the pictures looked great and rates were reasonable for a family.  The pictures did not do it justice!  It was so spacious and clean.  The place was spotless!  We had our 18 month old granddaughter so cleanliness was important.I am not a real tech person, but had no issues booking.  I contacted the manager Budi a few times with questions and she either answered her phone immediately or called me back shortly after.  We could not have asked for a  more perfect place to spend one of the most memorable weekends of our lives!"

Kelli C. - Grand Lookout Lodge - Sept. 2017

"Every year around this time, our family takes a special vacation to include myself, husband, and our children, plus one granddaughter. This is our 2nd year using VBRO to find our "home" for a few days without worries of a place to stay. This cabin(home) was all we hoped for and more. The location was easy to find, located right between Deadwood and Lead, although the road was interesting but what road isn't out in that beautiful area. Even though neighbors were close by you couldn't tell as it felt very private. The scenery was beautiful and relaxing. The home was gorgeous and comfortable. Something to do whether outside or indoors. Would defiantly stay here again and recommend it to others. Thank you to the owner of the home and the management for letting our family enjoy your location!!"

Stacy H. - The Monte Carlo - August 2017

"This is one of the most difficult reviews I have written. I am not sure where to start with all of the outstanding attributes of this cabin. We arrived close to midnight, so the surrounding area was covered in darkness. When we walked into the cabin, we were more than pleasantly surprised. The cabin was way beyond our expectations! My family had no idea where we were staying so they were very excited to see our living arrangements for the 3 nights we stayed. Everything inside was excellent, clean, neat and well built. I would recommend this cabin to anyone that is planning on having 5 or 6 guests which will all be very comfortable. We ate all of our meals on the upstairs deck overlooking the beautiful trees and view of the surrounding forest. Budi was extremely helpful with every stage of our stay from reservations to assisting us during our stay. I would absolutely recommend staying here to all people that are visiting the Black Hills!!!

Casey C. - Woodland Lodge - July 2017

"We originally started our reunion in North Dakota over the 4th of July weekend, to meet relatives of my husband. Our family of six, my brother-in-law and his wife, and my in-laws, then traveled to the Claim Jumper Cabin.  This was the first time either of them have stayed and rented a property. Needless to say, they were very impressed and we all had a wonderful time.  We had plenty of room for everyone, the kids loved being able to walk to the pool/clubhouse, and the location is AMAZING. We were able to see Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, PLUS add in sightseeing in Sturgis and Deadwood, and a little hunting/fishing for the boys -- AND we were only there for 4 days/3 nights!!! Mrs. Kusser was wonderful and professional to work with, even when having problems with our phone service and technical issues with the small amount of paperwork that needed to be filled out.  The cabin has MORE than enough blankets/pillows, dishes, cooking supplies and utensils, etc!! The pictures of the cabin online do not do this property justice!! One of the best vacations we've taken and we will definetly be coming back!!!"

Kenna K. - Claim Jumper - July 2017

"This was a long weekend away for my extended family. The home was in incredible shape and the amenities were perfect! It was even better than we expected based on the photos online! We will definitely be back!"

Lacey R. - Grand Lookout Lodge - June 2017

"This beautiful cabin was comfortable and well equipped for our Spring Break vacation.  The VRBO description was accurate yet it exceeded our expectations as soon as we arrived.  We stayed the last week in March with our two children and they couldn't get enough of the great full size bunk beds with plenty of space to spread out. We played many of the games that were supplied and they even had a little bucket of toys for younger children. Everything in the cabin was new, beautifully decorated and very comfortable.  My husband and I even investigated what brand the mattresses were because they were so comfortable! The floor plan is open and you have big picture windows and two decks facing a large, nicely wooded area, perfect for a little hiking or to just enjoy looking at. We felt like two families of four would be very comfortable in the space. The hot tub was new and the kids really enjoyed. We used the grill  located on the upper deck right out the kitchen sliding glass door a few times.  Everything was in working order and nicely maintained. The washer and dryer were new and we were able to do a few loads of laundry allowing us to pack less clothes.  We visited the club house to swim and play air hockey.  It's a great place to sit with the kids while they play.  It's comfortable, beautiful and facilitated the needs of our family (fun for the kids, relaxing for us). The owner/manager was very responsive and friendly when booking and throughout the stay if we had any questions.  We will DEFINITELY be staying again!"

Brandon E. - Lazy Bear Lodge - April 2017

"We stayed here for our annual snowmobile trip, and like all the places we've stayed at from BHAL, it was great. With the ease of BHAL website we were able to see what the house looks like, and have never been disappointed. Was great having a garage for our boots and gear to hang out each night after riding. The hot tub helps you relax and having a full kitchen at our disposal is great. As always Budi, the property manager was awesome. I would highly recommend BHAL, and Budi to everyone, give her a shout anytime, no all the time for your rental needs in the Black Hills."

Robert Y. - Lynx Lodge - March 2017

"The Grand Lookout Lodge met every need my family and I could have asked for. The location was ideal since we Tubed at Deer Mountain and skied Terry Peak, the cabin was close to both areas. We enjoyed everything the cabin had to offer. We will definitely stay there again."

Lyndel P. - Grand Lookout Lodge - Feb. 2017

"If your looking for a cabin to fit all of your needs & expectations of the perfect "cabin in the woods", look no further! This cabin exceeded our expectations and made for an awesome weekend. We came out not knowing that Mardi Gras was the same weekend but we enjoyed the cabin so much we spent little time downtown Deadwood. We would definitely stay again! Budi was a great host & helped us with any questions orsupplies we needed!"

Samantha D. - O'l Wistlevess Lodge - Feb. 2017

"I have rented several cabins in the Hills over the years.  I found the Lazy Bear Lodge to be excellent.  Everything I look for in a rental with a great location.  Highly recommend."

Jeff M. - Lazy Bear Lodge - Feb. 2017

"The whole process was excellent. We were very pleased with our first use of a rental. It was very easy and all requirements were spelled out a head of time. The property was great! I would highly recommend this property and management company."

Jamie C. - Dakota Ridge - Jan. 2017

"Our family celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We put puzzles together, and played games. The grandchildren spent a day sking and the adults spent some time at Deadwood. The cabin was clean, the kitchen everything we needed. Wonderful location with great views. Planning to return next summer."

Margaret S. - Deep Snow Lodge - Jan. 2017

"We spent two nights at the stemwinder cabin. Highly recommended. Great place to take family and friends!"

Joel B. - Stemwinder - December 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Claimjumper cabin which accommodated 4 children and 4 adults ranging from 5 months old to 70 years old. The club house is a great addition; the location is perfect to enjoy the Black Hills."

Erin N. - Claim Jumper - November 2016

"We had an excellent Thanksgiving. What a wonderfully comfortable cabin in the hills! Budi was great answering all questions and making sure our stay was perfect.Thank you - JD"

James W. - Dakota Ridge - November 2016


Kent O. - Dakota Ridge - Oct. 2016

"Great cabin in the perfect location.  Everything was clean and neat and as advertised.  Great communication with the property manager.  Would definitely recommend!!"

Brett S. - Hanna Creek Lodge - Oct. 2016

"Great place to get away from the city and work. Extremely clean home with all the  amenities needed. Our get away included trail rides in the beautiful Black Hills and peaceful rest at Crooked Pine.  Whether sitting on the back deck enjoying the nature or cuddle on the couch watching your favorite movie, this place has relax all over it. Believe it or not, if you want to use your cell phone in the Hills you have good service to call home. Overall a FANTASTIC property!"

Richard H. - Crooked Pine - Sept. 2016

"Stunning location.  Great views from all windows.  Beautiful floor plan, great deck for multi-family vacation.  Kitchen well stocked.  Cabin was very clean.  Ample Towels!  Beds & Bedding were awesome!  Only think missing was dressers & Table Lamps. Budi & her crew at Black Hills Adventure Lodging provide excellent customer service."

Jennifer R. - The Lookout - August 2016

We LOVED the Den.  Owners had us set for the week upon our arrival.  Great location, not too far from the major attractions. Everyone in our party of 11 had a fantastic time.  Room to get away from the group or we could all enjoy each others company when we wanted to be together.   Love, love, loved it and would stay there again.  Budi is the best rental agent ever and we are lucky to have her to take care of our needs. Beautiful home inside and out.  I miss it already and wish I were back there."

Pam B. - The Den - August 2016 (Sturgis Rally)

"The rental was awesome!  Pictures of this place are exactly what you get.  I have rented several properties from BHAL over the past several years and have always been satisfied.  Budie and her staff are exceptional, and attend to any of your property needs while you are staying with them. I would highly recommend any of their wide variety of properties in the Black Hills. I plan on coming back every two years for the Sturgis Rally, and BHAL is the only place I will ever go. "

Dave W. - Deep Snow Lodge - August 2016 (Sturgis Rally)


"The High Country Cabin was beyond what I was anticipating. The cabin was beautiful and the view was breath taking."

Vicki H. - High Country Lodge - August 2016 

"The property is new.  It is absolutely beautiful.  The location is wonderful.  I could not have been happier.  Budi is a joy to work with.  I would strongly recommend."

Tom D. - Powder Keg - July 2016

"My husband and I decided to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in South Dakota, specifically the area of Mt. Rushmore with our family.  14 of us enjoyed our stay which was our gift to them.  Even when one of our families gave up camping to join us at Moose Manor, there was enough room for them.  (Only next time I will make sure that I know where all the bed sheets are located.)  The setting of Moose Manor is secluded from most directions and we loved the privacy we found there  The area is surrounded on 3 sides with ponderosa pines with their lovely fragrance filling the air.  Our grandchildren loved the hot tub and the moose motifs found all over this spacious "home-away-from-home."  We all enjoyed the amenities Moose Manor has to offer . . . spacious rooms, wrap-around deck with ample seating, a convenient mudroom, and its quiet location. Budi Kusser, our BHAL manager, was most helpful in answering questions and giving us information about  MM.  She also was very timely in returning my unanswered calls. Because of this convenient centralized location, we were able to see many of the special attractions this area offers.  Needless to say, we have already been happy to recommend this area and this vacation home to others!"

Donna C. - Moose Manor - July 2016

"We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Powder Ridge. It was wonderful for our family!! Can't wait for next year!! Budi was great to work with also."

Anita H. - Powder Ridge - July 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed the property. The kids loved the zip line. The adults enjoyed the pool table. We all anjoyed the fire pit and seeing the deer. The whole family was impressed and asked how I found the place."

Deby R. - Thee Monte Carlo - June 2016

"We had a fantastic time in the Black Hills and staying at the Den was perfect!  The cabin was comfortable, clean and was perfect for the family. Thanks again for the stay, it was great and we're so glad we found this cabin on your website!"

Carissa P. - The Den - June 2016

"Our stay at the Lynx Lodge was wonderful, we had a great time!"

Laura H. - Lynx Lodge - June 2016

"We had a great time; it was a very quiet and comfy place. Thanks again for a great visit."

Patty K. - Powder Ridge - June 2016

"We have it in our every 5 year plan to make a trip there and will definitely be staying in one of your cabins again. We stayed in Aspen lodge. It accommodated our family of 20 perfectly. We have since added 3 babies to my extended family, so will see how many we're at in 5 years, but we all agreed aspen lodge was perfect for us!"

Megan L. - Aspen Lodge - 2015

"This was a great home! There was a club house just down the road a block with a pool as well. It was a beautiful area. 

Heather K. - Saloon Cabin - March 2015

"We had a wonderful time. you can bet if we come back you have our business."

John P. - August 2015

"We had a great weekend! Beautiful snow, wonderful cabin! Word of advice: keep coming back; we do!!

Janice - Claim Jumper- March 2013

"Awesome home - Thank you! We had a great time...160 miles of riding, close to the trails and plenty of snow. We want to come back again!"

Jeff and Sandy - Timber Bark Lodge - October 2012

"Beautiful cabin to be snowed in at! We enjoyed our family Christmas here. We will definitely be back!"

Charlie G. and Family - Christmas 2010